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CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
friday at 88. then, a program with former u.s. navy sniper who was killed saturday in texas. followed by the prime minister's discussing the year -- the future of europe. >> on tuesday congressional budget office director rid of these is the disease 2013 budget and economic look. live starting at 2:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span2. also at 2:00 p.m., a bipartisan group of house members unveiled and trafficking legislation. you can watch that live on our companion network, c-span three. >> she said in her memoirs it was like a bright and beautiful dream. the most wonderful time of my life. the event that gives you some idea of how much she enjoyed being first lady in death she thought that her husband had finally achieve the recognition he deserved. >> historian on julia brand who married her brothers and west point roommate ulysses s. grant. first ladies, influence and damage, public and private lives, interests, and influence on the president's produced with the white house historical association preseason one begins present state of your 18th at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on c-spa
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am EST
of a strategically important chain of islands that could block the chinese navy from the east china sea. they have been a source of daily confrontations on the sea and now in the air between japan and china. you have two new administrations, one in china, one in japan. there is a hardening of positions on both sides. there's the usual diplomatic feelers, but i haven't talked to anyone who takes them marley seriously. and we are -- particularly seriously. and we are one ep3 incident away from potentially a major conflict. do i think it'd be a war? no. on the other hand, the domestic tensions in both countries, i think, mean this would not be very easy to solve. and whoever backs down either before conflict or after conflict is going to lose an enormous amount of credibility and influence in the region. both sides know that, and that's why they are now moving forward to getting much closer to war. the third thing is managing this broader china relationship, and here's where i'll link it back to what dani said and wrap up my comments. this is the long game. i think that despite the mis
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
used to basically bought the chinese navy from moving into the western pacific from the east china sea. they have been a source of daily confrontations on the sea and in the air between japan and china. you have to administration, one in china, one in japan. there is a hardening of positions on both sides, there is the usual diplomatic feeling, but i haven't talked to anyone who takes a particularly seriously. and we are one ep three away from potentially a major conflict between japan and china. i think there will be a war? now. on the other hand, the tension the domestic tensions in both countries would not be very easy to solve. either before conflict or after conflict, it is going to lose an enormous amount of credibility and influence in the region. both sides know that, and that is why they are now moving or word to getting much closer to war. the third thing is managing the broader relationship. so i will wrap up my comments here. despite the missteps of china over the last couple of months, it was revealed to be an iron fist in a velvet glove. the territorial disputes it has in
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
breakfasts and lunches. there was the navy breakfast and the marine breakfast in the army lunch. they would get together not as republicans or democrats but as members of the army. veterans of the navy or the marines. one of the first with whom i had a special relationship, a first republicans i should say is somebody whose name i know you know well. he's one of my favorite americans and i can't tell you how much i treasure our friendship. that person is bob dole. there was a very poignant extraordinarily powerful moment just a couple of weeks ago. dan inouye eight president pro tempore of the senate was dying and lying in state in the senate rotunda. bob dole was wheeled and in his wheelchair to pay his last respects. he got out of his wheelchair and worked his way up to the casket and saluted with his good hand and then mention to those around him, i couldn't do that with dna sitting in a wheelchair. he and i were elected republican and democratic leaders in 1994. he had been leader. he said, when we were both elected, every farmer immediately went out and bought a new tractor. i don't kn
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
bring in experts from all around government and the world focus from the navy's -- navy's surface warfare, experts from nasa, we are consulting with the best minds on batteries and that is a great benefit. so many people are offering help and services we are appreciative to take advantage of that. >> from the macro level to a microscopic level, we looked at each of the cells and the component parts, but then we take exemplar batteries and to tests of those to see what we may not be able to find in this battery with a thermal damage what could we find is subjected to of the things? we're working with boeing and faa with parallel activities but we will have the information to our web probably weeks away to tell people here's exactly what happened and what needs to change. >> a thing about what might be found during the additional swipe to us to give you extra information or clues? >> at boeing's request they have requested the flight test we're not directing activities with testing city would need to talk to them. >> not to dwell on the batteries, but as they were manufactured in ja
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
there is because african-americans served in both the union and the confederate navy as well. african americans served in the navy during the civil war as well but once again, all of these are models. they don't represent any one particular african-american. inside the rotunda of the capitol there is a bust of dr. martin luther king jr.. but this is washington. we like full size statues. we like to put them in the middle of the street where we have to drive in circles around them. so we are not going to count this either. so, where in washington, d.c. is the only statue of a real african-american man on public land, and as a bonus, we're in washington is the only statue of a real african-american woman? the answer is they are both in the same place, lincoln park. in the middle of lincoln park is a statue called freedom memorial. it's a statue of president lincoln with a freed slave at his feet. that is a real person named arthur alexander. >> technology, you know. let's back up one. am i doing this or is it doing it itself? there we go. i want to read you a little bit about the freedo
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
from iran's government and around the world. folks from the navy surface warfare center at carter rock. we brought up of experts from nasa. guerrilla consulting and that's a great benefit in so many people offering help and services to us that we really are appreciative of that. and the map or level, we look at the windings themselves and components part, that that were taken exemplar batteries and doing tests of those to see where we may not be defined in this battery because of a thermal damage, but could we find the subject it to other things. we are working with boeing and the faa. i will tell you we are going to have information tomorrow, but we are probably weeks away from being able to tell people, here's what happened and what needs to change. >> can you see anything about what might be found during additional flight test, how that might be to information or clues? >> the faa has offered those flight test and that really is in their purview. we are not directing any activities with respect to testing, so you need to contact them about what they hope to gain. >> ryan. >> as they
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
joined the navy in august and hopes to make a career and wonders whether that is realistic given the budgetary issues. the military today is filled with 20-year-old or a newly minted let tenants or others who will be the future leadership of the military. there is probably someone in the military right now. the general will be the future head of the chiefs of staff, but i suspect that virtually all of them are wondering whether a career in the military is realistic, is realistic given what you've seen from this body and what they have seen in terms of the budget but might inform whether they can make that a realistic choice to get >> i hope congress is taking notice of your provocative which i think is an accurate one. the decision regarding truman is going to be the first of many i suspect unless we do something to replace the sequester we know that it was never intended to happen, mr. secretary, as you mentioned. we should finished last year's appropriation process in the deficit reduction to align the sequester with a budget process and do a meaningful budget process and make the
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
japanese. the book tells the stories of army and navy nurses that were caught during the bombing of manila philippines by the japanese and their establishment of the jungle hospital for the numerous casualties. it's about an hour. c-span: elizabeth m. norman, author of "we band of angels," who are you talking about? >> guest: i'm talking about the army and navy nurses who were in the philippines when world war ii began, who surrendered to the japanese and are the largest group of american women pows in the history of our country. c-span: where's this picture from? >> guest: that's the picture taken of the army nurses when they were liberated from santo tomas interment camp in manila. they're on their way out of camp. c-span: and where did you get the idea for this book? >> guest: it grew out of two sources. my mother served in the spars in world war ii. and i was always very interested in her time in uniform. everybody's dads served in world war ii, but not too many mothers. so i had that interest. and i'm a nurse. i had done a book about nurses who'd served in the vietnam war and w
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
the first half of my naval career flying aircraft to the u.s. navy. about 10 years ago, i transitioned over to academia. where i had an out standing opportunity to go to school where i specialize in middle eastern history. >> host: now an author, "the politics and security of the gulf" is the name of your book. that's a big topic, isn't it? >> guest: yes, it is. the united states has been involved in three hot wars. it is a big topic that needs to be discussed and investigated. which is part of the reason why we took on this topic. >> host: where you begin talking about united states involvement? >> guest: the u.s. involvement in the middle east goes further back. we are specifically looking at the persian gulf. it really is world war ii when we get involved in a big way. >> host: why is that? >> guest: surprisingly it does not have to do directly with a whale. it marked entry into the united states for two reasons. one is to provide a secure pathway for supplies to the soviet russian allies in their quest to defeat the germans. the persian gulf represented one pathway thr
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 4:30pm EST
sergeant in the reserve and in working for the navy. good afternoon again. my question is, do you think were at risk of the same mistake we saw after vietnam and using the expertise with this potential sequester on the possibility of moving operations funding and the hard expertise of our special operators? >> yeah, we are. first, the defense budget is coming down and it needs to come down a lot. the defense budget has gotten huge and based upon the nations finances, we've got to bring it down, but the process is underway. people sometimes talk about what needs than 3% or 4% of gdp for defense. that's a approach. you need to spend as much on defense is a need to defend yourself, but no more and i think they're working on that. the sequester is completely different. sequestered was designed to be something so unpalatable that sane people would never let it happen. [laughter] we confuse the last part because what happens is that the sequester in 2013 and don't think the decision until early spring, they only have the rest of the fiscal year to execute that code which means that you
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
all the time, i tell them, like the dod asks the services to make them pasta and the navy makes siti and air force makes lasgna and air force makes mac and cheese. all three are pasta dishes but all are completely different. what we need to go forward, is see how the services implement the changes. would the reports come in on may 15th. what are the units they're asking exceptions for and are their parallels in different services and objections they're raised and different types of things. when we talk about execution that really needs to be where eyes are looking now, really moving away from last wednesday and going forward. >> absolutely. excellent point. michelle, a final comment. i'm sorry, doctor. >> i'm interested in hearing everyone else. i didn't prepare anything in final say. i'm honored and humbled to be sitting at this table and in this room. >> thank you. i would like to thank the panel very much for their participation and very insightful thoughts. it will be a challenging period ahead. certainly a lot to think about as we move forward and for repeal of the combat exclus
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 8:30pm EST
hour. >> host: chris kyle, why did you decide to join the navy? >> guest: i grew up thinking the marines were the against on the block. i always wanted to be one. so i went and tried to become ao marine.nd marine recruiter was out tothene lunch.p mall all o then, all of a sudden you have r the army recruiters, navyrecrui, recruiters are all trying to pick you off think it should come to them. i talked to each one of them. the navy recruiter sold me on beingon a navy s.e.a.l. be a >> host: at the moment that moment you knew you wanted to be a navy s.e.a.l. reign.ourse >> guest: everything he was tellingre me, which, of course, the recruiter built it up wherey it was a born type thing.eat he was telling me that the navy s.e.a.l.s do things that you never hear about. all of these great adventures and you'll be the mostra highly trained person out there and you will be able to have all ofhando these skills shooting and i, thought, all right, if they ares the best, i want to bet. the beo >> host: what was your trainingy right? yo >> guest: it felt like seven months long, the initialrt
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 8:30am EST
osland was one of the first six women accept today navy flight school. she became the navy's first female helicopter pilot and between 1975 and 1978 she was a plaintiff in a lawsuit that successfully challenged the restriction on women flying and serving at least temporarily aboard noncombat ships. she's remained politically active on behalf of women in the military thought her life -- throughout her life. next to her is colonel martha mcsally. she was one of the first seven women in the air force selected for combat aircraft cockpit when that restriction fell. as an a-10 thunderbolt pilot, she was the first american woman to fly into combat, and she completed multiple deployments associated with operations southern watch, enduring freedom and iraqi freedom. she was the first woman in u.s. history to command a combat aviation unit, and she did so during active combat. in recognition of her leadership and her performance, she received a bronze star and multiple air medals. she's continued to have an illustrious military and now postmilitary career. next to her is karen davis, retire
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 9:00pm EST
reserve and i'm working for the navy. good afternoon, again. my question is do you think we're in risk of the same mistake we saw after vietnam in losing the expertise with the potential sequester and the possibility of losing special operations funding and the hard, expertise of our special operators? >> yeah. yeah we are. first, the difn budget is already coming down and needs to come down a lot. the -- defense budget has gotten huge and based upon the nation's finances we have to bring it down. i think the process is already underway. what people talk about defense they talk about we need to spend three or 4% of gdp for defense. i think that's a dumb approach. you need to spend as much foreign defense as you need to defend yourself. it was designed to be something so that sane people would never let it happen. [laughter] we confused the last part. because what happens is now if you sequester in 2013 and you don't make the decision until early spring, they only have the rest of the fiscal year to execute that. they have to take the cut about the last six or seven month of the ye
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